AMERICAN WORLD WAR II CEMETERIES
 
CEMETERY PICTURE
colleville
CEMETERY INFORMATION
Name
Nationality
Normandy American Cemetery
American
Established
Location
June 8th, 1944
Colleville-Sur-Mer
Cemetery Address
Total graves
14710 Colleville sur Mer - Normandy - France - TEL : +33 (0)2 31 51 62 00
9.387
Memorial
Chapel
Visitors Building

Opening hours
The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except on December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays.

Description
The Normandy American Cemetery is situated on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel in Colleville-sur Mer, France. It is just east of St. Laurent-sur-Mer and northwest of Bayeux about one hundred and seventy miles west of Paris. The cemetery can be reached from Paris by automobile via Highway A-13 to Caen, then Highway N-13 through Bayeux to Formigny, then following D-517 to St. Laurent-sur-Mer and D-514 to Colleville-sur-Mer.

The cemetery is located on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery is at the north end of its one half mile access road and covers one hundred and seventy-two acres. It contains the graves of 9,387 American military Dead, most of whom gave their lives during the landings and ensuing operations of World War II.